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SLO County Supervisors to decide on offshore drilling resolution

Posted at 5:32 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 20:32:33-04

The topic of offshore oil or gas activity off the San Luis Obispo County coastline is up for discussion once again.

This comes in response to a statement from the Trump Administration back in January that it would allow new offshore oil and gas drilling in nearly all U.S. coastal waters. The topic has been discussed at several recent Board of Supervisors meetings.

During this Tuesday’s meeting, a resolution on this topic will be adopted, rejected or changed.

Assistant County Administrative Officer, Guy Savage says the resolution is in an effort to remind residents of the 1986 voter approved initiative or Measure A that requires the majority of voters to have a say before this happens. It also states that the County of San Luis Obispo is opposed to any expansion of these activities.

Similar resolutions have been passed by other California counties.